Pacer & Crew Information

Pacers and crew can be the difference between an ultra runner finishing a race or tallying up a dreaded DNF. So, for the best race experience and the safety of all participants, Pumpkin Holler Hunnerd has specific, non-negotiable rules. Hey, we’re ultra runners and we hate rules, but they’re a necessary evil and can result in the disqualification of the race participant if a pacer or crew member violates, or otherwise interferes with the safety and integrity of PHH.

Pacer Rules

TZ Trail Runs and Tulsa Area Trail and Ultra Runners want your experience at the Pumpkin Holler Hunnerd to be the best possible. For your safety, the safety of others and to ensure we can continue this event we have a few rules to follow.

  • All runner rules also apply to pacers and crew.
  • 50K, 25K, and 10 mile runners may not have a pacer.
  • Pacers will be allowed for all 100 mile and 100K runners AFTER the first 50K loop is completed.
  • Each runner may have as many pacers as they like, however only one pacer at a time can accompany the runner.
    • Runners are prohibited from having more than one pacer at a time. The ONLY EXCEPTION is when the runner crosses the bridge for the last time. Anywhere between the bridge and the finish, friends/family members may run the last little bit with their runner.
  • Pacers must meet their runner at one of three designated crew-access points:
    • Start/Finish
    • Savannah Corner
    • Hard Up Ahead
  • The preferred driving route to each approved-access aid station is available on the course map
  • All pacers must wear a pacer bib/number that matches the runner whom they are pacing.
  • From dusk to dawn, pacers must wear reflective gear, a headlamp, and a flasher on his/her back.
  • Pacers do not pay an entry fee, but are welcome to all of the aid that the runner receives.
  • Pacers will not receive finisher’s medals or race bling.
  • Pacers must be over 18 years of age or have the signed permission from a parent or legal guardian.
  • Runners age 60 and older may have a pacer for the entire 100 mile or 100K distance.
  • Pacers may not "Mule" for a runner at any time. Muling is carrying and/or supplying water, extra clothing, medical supplies. This provides an unfair advantage to those who choose not to use a pacer.
  • Pacers must not interfere with other race participants.
  • Each pacer must clearly identify themselves when passing through the aid stations.
  • Runners are responsible for the actions of their pacers and crews. Pacer violations of rules may result in disqualification of the runner(s).

Crew Rules

  • All runner rules also apply to pacers and crew.
  • Crew race support is allowed at three designated crew-access points:
    • Start/Finish
    • Savannah Corner
    • Hard Up Ahead
  • The preferred driving route to each approved-access aid station is available on the course map
  • Crew vehicles are strictly prohibited from entering the course, unless there is a medical emergency.
  • Crew members must stay within 100 yards of the designated crew-access aid stations while providing physical support. Outside of 100 yards they must follow the Pacer Rules including the one-pacer rule.
  • Crew members must not interfere with other race participants.
  • Runners are responsible for the actions of their pacers and crews. Crew member violations of rules may result in disqualification of the runner(s).